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BEETHOVEN, L.: Piano Sonatas Nos. 30-32 (Gould) (1956)

Composer(s)Beethoven, Ludwig van
Artist(s) Gould, Glenn, piano
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.111299
Label / Series Naxos Historical / Great Pianists
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available
 This album is not available in your country due to licensing restrictions or copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.

The release of Glenn Gould’s 1955 recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, (Naxos 8.111247) spread his name around the world as this was Bach playing of a style that was wholly new. As a follow up, the 23 year-old Gould chose the last three sonatas by Beethoven which, at that time, were usually reserved for more experienced pianists.With their sometimes unusually fast tempos (executed with remarkable clarity and precision) and omission of repeats, Gould’s performances originally attracted widespread criticism for daring to be different. With hindsight, however, they can be seen as perfectly valid interpretations that combine sensitivity and



Work/Track Title Time USD Price MP3 Tracks
BEETHOVEN, L.: Piano Sonatas Nos. 30-32 (Gould) (1956) 55:55   
  Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109              
      I. Vivace ma non troppo, sempre legato 3:21    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Prestissimo 2:00    0.99   Add to cart  
      III. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo - Variations I - VI 7:44    1.59   Add to cart  
  Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-Flat Major, Op. 110              
      I. Moderato cantabile, molto espressivo 7:03    1.59   Add to cart  
      II. Allegro molto 2:07    0.99   Add to cart  
      III. Adagio ma non troppo - Arioso dolente - 3:51    0.99   Add to cart  
      III. Fuga: Allegro, ma non troppo - L'istesso tempo di Arioso - L'inversione della Fuga 7:01    1.59   Add to cart  
  Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111              
      I. Maestoso: Allegro con brio ed appassionato 7:21    1.59   Add to cart  
      II. Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile 15:27    3.19   Add to cart  
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